This week’s Super Yacht of the Week is the magnificent MY TOY, the striking AB140 from AB Yachts. This sleek, sensationally sporty luxury motor yacht is ideally located in Bodrum, giving you the opportunity to see the Turkish coastline and the very best of the Greek Islands on your Greece yacht rental.
The yachting industry is booming. The MYBA Charter Show 2014 in Genoa, showcasing the most impressive yachts on the charter market, has been nothing short of amazing. Not only are yachts becoming more exciting with indulgent interiors, striking finishes and ever more outrageous water toys, the range of charter destinations is increasing very quickly with captains keen to discover the undiscovered and offer something new and exotic to their guests. LA DEA II’s captain, Mark Hoskins is a key exponent of this new age of exploration as he prepared his stunning 161 foot Trinity for an expedition to circumnavigate the world.
LA DEA II is three decks of utter splendour. Providing the benchmark is luxury yachting, she features all that you could desire in a charter. Her salon, complete with grand piano is simply marvellous whilst the bathrooms, lined with rich mahogany and marble are indicative of true decadence.
The huge swim platform is a great place to spend lazy afternoons right by the water while the flybridge is a real highlight. Whether you’re soaking up the sun on one of the massive sun pads, lying back with a book or sipping on champagne in the jacuzzi, you will feel like you’ve arrived at the pinnacle of luxury.
While LA DEA II is off discovering new and exciting destinations, luxury yachting in Greece continues to hit new heights. Chartering in unknown regions of the South Pacific is undoubtedly an exciting new development but there remains a lot to be said for cruising around the stunning Cyclades and indulging yourself in Santorini.
New legislation has decreed that non-EU registered yachts no longer need a license to charter in Greece meaning that the selection of charter yachts in Greece is bigger than ever. In addition to that the 10% luxury tax previously imposed on pleasure yachts has been abolished, leaving only the 6.5% VAT on week long charters in the Aegean.
Asia is quietly becoming one of the most sought after destinations for yachting enthusiasts. This is reflected in the ever increasing number of boat shows which will be taking place in the Far East this year. 1,000’s of yachts from the best boat makers will be on show throughout the continent at the Shanghai International Boat Show, the Hainan Boat Show in Sanya and the very first Taiwan Yacht Show amongst others.
The most established of these is in Singapore and the much awaited 2014 Singapore Yacht Show finally gets under way tomorrow. Singapore is a country where doing things by half don’t really seem to be an option. Hundreds travel far and wide for the Singapore Grand Prix which is consistently a highlight on the F1 calendar. This is far from being Singapore’s only attraction however and while Lewis Hamilton and the finest drivers in the world are off strutting their stuff elsewhere, the Singapore Yacht Show promises to be an event of special magnificence.
Some of the world’s largest and most spectacular yachts will be on show and few are more impressive than CLOUD 9. 69m of the most supreme luxury, she is one of the finest example of what there is on offer at the pinnacle of the Super Yachting industry.
Boasting an impressive 500 square metres of living space over 5 decks, her volume of indulgent luxury is quite overwhelming. It is hard to pick individual highlights but the bridge deck is breath-taking. The salon on this level converts into a magnificent home cinema and large circular doors at the stern open to allow you to enjoy stunning panoramic views while enjoying a dining experience like no other.
The sundeck is also particularly impressive. Up on the top deck, featuring a wet bar, a further dining area, a jacuzzi and a huge sun bed, lazy afternoons will melt away while you enjoy the sunshine in wonderful splendour.
Away from CLOUD 9, visitors will be flocking around ROYAL ALBATROS. This, the largest charter yacht in Singapore is a majestic example of a traditional sailing yacht.
Reminiscent of some of the stunning ships seen in The Pirates of the Caribbean, ROYAL ALBATROS is truly unique. A traditional square rig hoists 22 sails which makes her look just amazing. Rest assured, however that you will not be sleeping in hammocks and battling scurvy on board as per the pirates of old. Air conditioned throughout, she is luxuriously comfortable and with 2 bars, a stunning grand salon and state of the art lighting and audio-visual technology, she possesses all that you need for an unforgettable charter.
Advertising mogul Charles Saatchi and his new partner, fashion guru Trinny Woodall were spied seeing in the New Year aboard a luxury charter yacht worth $25 million in the Caribbean! This celebrity couple, recently embroiled in a scandal with legendary chef Nigella Lawson, were caught sunning it up in the beautiful waters of exotic island Mustique in St Vincent and the Grenadines.
Saatchi and Woodall turned down the invitation to Mick Jagger’s elusive New Year’s bash, attended by big names like Kate Moss and Bryan May, for the unrivalled decadence of a luxury yacht charter. Rumour has it that the glamorous couple opted to celebrate on board a 160ft super yacht not unlike the spectacular 188ft Abeking & Rasmussen DIAMOND A below, available for charter in the Caribbean now!
And who wouldn’t want to spend the holiday season aboard a gorgeous, stunning yacht amongst the warm turquoise seas and pristine sandy beaches of the Caribbean – it is simply too alluring to be ignored! We at Boatbookings offer a spectacular range of luxurious motor and sailing yachts for charter in the Caribbean alongside expert advise on boat choice, locations and itineraries to ensure your charter vacation is truly unforgettable!
For more information on Caribbean yacht charters, feel free to contact our or submit an enquiry here
The Italians are at it again.. 2 weeks ago, Lazzarini launched their avant-garde pod of luxury, and a few days ago powerhouse Canados revealed their new Oceanic range, which uses pioneering technology to create fast, dynamic cruising.
The explorer range, currently consisting of the Oceanic Yacht 90? and the Oceanic Yacht 140? feature the introduction of the “Displaning” hull concept, conceived by Arrabito Naval Design. This brand new hull shape gets its name by combining ‘displacement’ and ‘planing’, and marks a considerable step forward in yachting technology, offering the best of both displacement and semi-planing configurations. In general, displacement speeds offer low consumption and longer range, while semi-planing offers higher performance.
This is a brand-new, cost effective and innovative way for transoceanic vessels to travel. Moreover, the boats feature extended outdoor and indoor living volumes, ability to carry large toys and tenders, and an equally cutting edge Diesel-Electric propulsion system.
If you have understood everything then these are no doubt the boats for you! A technology enthusiasts dream, these boats will be capable of visiting the most remote spots on the planet while providing optimum comfort.